First published in 1999. Megan Boler combines cultural history with ethical and multicultural analyses to explore how emotions have been disciplined, suppressed, or ignored at all levels of education and in educational theory. FEELING POWER charts the philosophies and practices developed over the last century to control social conflicts arising from gen­der, class, and race. The book traces the development of progressive pedagogies from civil rights and feminist movements to Boler's own recent studies of emo­tional intelligence and emotional literacy. Drawing on the formulation of emotion as knowledge within feminist, psychobiological, and post structuralist theo­ries, Boler develops a unique theory of emotion missing from contemporary educa­tional discourses.

chapter Chapter One|30 pages

Feeling Power

Theorizing Emotions and Social Control in Education

chapter Chapter Two|29 pages

Disciplined Emotions

Locating Emotions in Gendered Educational Histories

chapter Chapter Three|20 pages

Capitalizing on Emotional “Skills”

“Emotional Intelligence” and Scientific Morality

chapter Chapter Four|28 pages

Taming the Labile Student

Emotional Literacy Curricula

chapter Chapter Five|28 pages

A Feminist Politics of Emotion

chapter Chapter Six|18 pages

License to Feel

Teaching in the Context of War(s)

chapter Chapter Seven|21 pages

The Risks of Empathy

Interrogating Multiculturalism's Gaze

chapter Chapter Eight|28 pages

A Pedagogy of Discomfort

Witnessing and the Politics of Anger and Fear